2014 A$P World Tour Ca$h Money Ranking$

By on October 9, 2014

Pro surfing has come a long way since its inception in 1976 when the first world champ Peter Townend barely made enough money to travel the young world tour. For decades surfers relied solely on sponsorship money to fund their round-the-world adventures, and to be honest, it wasn’t as much about the money they earned from competing as it was about the life they were living. With increased prize money on today’s ASP World Championship Tour, you don’t even need to make it out of a 2nd Round heat to make good money, but win an event and you’ll be rewarded! Throw in the additional sponsorship coin and you’d be hard pressed to find a surfer on the world tour who’s not making six figures. What’s even crazier is that some of the women on tour are making more money than the men, including four girls on tour who are making more than Kelly Slater this year, which goes to show just how far surfing in general has come since the days of our pro surfing forefathers (and mothers).

Top 10 Cash Money Contest Earnings Leaders on the Men’s 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Tour of Surfing (so far)
1. Gabriel Medina $382,000
2. Mick Fanning $284,500
3. Michel Bourez $281,500
4. John John Florence $231,500
5. Jordy Smith $197,500
6. Kelly Slater $169,500
7. Joel Parkinson $169,000
8. Taj Burrow $151,500
9. Kolohe Andino $139,000
10. Josh Kerr $132,500

Top 5 Cash Money Contest Earnings Leaders on the Women’s 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Tour of Surfing (so far)
1. Stephanie Gilmore $280,250
2. Sally Fitzgibbons $239,500
3. Tyler Wright $234,000
4. Carissa Moore $221,250
5. Malia Manuel $111,500

Image: John John Florence is ranked #5 in the world but #4 in earned prizemoney. Photo by ASP / Damien Poullenot/ Aquashot

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